Managing Director at Dial a Nerd.
Ailsa Wingfield currently serves as head of thought leadership across Nielsen's global emerging markets, with responsibility for helping companies 'future-proof' their businesses through strategic foresight, knowledge creation and thought leadership curatorship. Ailsa has extensive experience in Africa working with global and local brands in multiple countries across the consumer goods and telecommunications industry..
Aimee Serrao is a director at Arion Communications. She holds a Masters degree in Communication and Media Studies from Monash University.
Alan Knott-Craig is a South African entrepreneur and author. He is the founder of Project Isizwe as well as executive chairman of Hero Telecoms, Ever Africa, and Happimo NPC..
Generating revenue from Entertainment Brands. Representing Global Entertainment companies/studios like Warner Bros and Turner Cartoon Network.
Managing Director at Boomtown.
Andrew Smit is Head of Data Solutions at NMPi with more than a decade's worth of experience in the online marketing world..
Andrew Smith is the co-founder and CEO of Yuppiechef. After developing websites and intranets for clients since 1999, he founded Yuppiechef in 2006 with Shane Dryden as a part-time venture while they continued to run a small web agency.
Andrew Stark is the managing director: MEA for Flight Centre Travel Group..
Andy Hadfield is the CEO of volunteering platform and CSI management tool forgood. He launched his first startup aged 19 before going on to hone his skills in a number of tech ventures, sales apps and one of the first digital engagement programmes in the country, The Deloitte Way.
Camper by day, run-and-gunner by night, Andy is editor at Memeburn and prefers his toast like his coffee -- dark and crunchy. Specialising in spotting the next big Instagram cat star, Andy also dabbles in smartphone and game reviews over on Gearburn..
Press Office Manager/Writer at Bizcommunity.
Anjali helps chief marketing officers navigate a market fueled by the ever-evolving consumer. Anjali synthesises multimodal data and applies cutting-edge research techniques to distil the most important changes in consumer behaviour and decision making..
|Anne-marie le Roux|
Part-Time Faculty & Business Consultant for Innovation & Design Thinking at USB-ED.
Arisha Saroop's story is a wonderful one. She joined The MediaShop's Durban team as the office's media receptionist and is now calling the shots as the Business Unit Manager.
|Auryn Hiscock and Mikhaila Hunter|
Auryn Hiscock is executive creative director while Mikhaila Hunter is strategic relationships & marketing manager at Fort..
Babalwa is a Rhodes University-trained journalist turned storyteller who believes that social media has the potential to change the world as we know it. She is an award-winning Social Media Consultant who has worked on brands including Coca-Cola, Vodacom, Uber, Lead SA and currently is the lead Senior Social Consultant for Standard Bank campaigns at VML.
Belinda Kayton is a Media Strategist and Dashboard Enthusiast at The MediaShop Johannesburg. She is both a knitting and boxing enthusiast and works on the LegalWise, Incredible Connection, Marketing2theMax and Bonitas accounts..
CEO at One Channel.
Bogosi Motshegwa is a strategic planner at Thinkerneur, a brand strategy consulting firm and is Advisory Council Member at Vega School of Design | Brand | Business. He is a brand consultant who specialises in but is not limited to, brand, digital and communication strategy..
Brand Builder at Thinkerneur.
Bradley Elliott is the managing director at digital customer experience specialists, Platinum Seed..
Brendan McAravey is Country Manager at Citrix South Africa. McAravey is responsible for the growth and development of Citrix operations across the southern African development community, driving revenues, generating new business opportunities and cultivating the company's valued partner ecosystem..
Brendan Seery has been in the news business for most of his life, covering coups, wars, famines - and some funny stories - across Africa. Brendan Seery's Orchids and Onions column ran each week in the Saturday Star in Johannesburg and the Weekend Argus in Cape Town.
Brendon Williamson is CSO at DPO PayGate, which processes payments for over 25,000 online merchants in Southern Africa. DPO PayGate (previously PayGate, VCS and PayThru) is a subsidiary of The Pan-African payments Group, Direct Pay Online (DPO)..
After eight years in the business, Brett was appointed as executive creative director of FCB Johannesburg. Under his leadership the agency won more awards than ever before in its 80-year history, including South Africa's first-ever Cannes Grand Prix....
Brian Mechem is COO and Co-Founder of Grin, a software solution for companies who run influencer marketing programs. Grin's software powers some of the best influencer programs in the world, providing insights on ROI and adding efficiency to the influencer marketing process..
As the VP Research Director of Serving B2C Marketing Professionals at Forrester, Brigitte serves B2C Marketing Professionals. She leads a team of analysts who help clients develop strategies to master and coordinate digital and traditional marketing channels using new media and technology to win, serve, and retain customers..
Strategic marketer and trend analyst with a special talent for seeing the wood for the trees (and the trees in the wood)..
Candice Goodman is the DMA's Direct Marketer of the Year 2016. She has headed up Education at the Mobile Marketing Association of South Africa for the past five years, and was on the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA of SA) Advisory Board as Chairman, was the first Certified MMA Mobile Marketer in South Africa and is on the Education Committee of the IAB..
Carmen Murray is the founder of Boo-yah! and has become a household name among marketing professionals as a result of her inspirational "masterclasses". These sessions have reached thousands of marketers across SA.
Catherine is the Creative Director at HKLM. She specialises in branding and design development and she believes that there is a strategic design solution to every challenge.
Campaign & Project Lead at Elevating Brands.
Troskie is passionate about guiding businesses on technology that will help them better understand as well as engage with their customers..
I am passionate about building authentic connections with brands and communities. "The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself." - Albert Camus.
Chris Botha is Group Managing Director, The MediaShop, Johannesburg. Chris started his life in media when he was a student at the University of the Free State.
Chris Ogden is Managing Director at RubiBlue.
About Claire Densham Communications Established 1 February 2007, Claire Densham Communications is a niche PR consultancy focused on providing PR and strategy services primarily to the financial services and related industries.With over 20 years' experience, its founder Claire Densham spent 10 of those in the financial services industry where she was Head of Corporate Communications for Nedcor Investment Bank, part of the Nedcor Group..
Colin founded Dial a Nerd in 1998 as a consumer IT support company and in 2002 the business- focused division was founded. Supporting SME's is now its primary focus. In 2015 his company, merged with Turrito Networks who provided niche internet services outside of the local network. These two companies have created an end-to-end IT and Communication solution for SME's. Colin has subsequently become the managing director of Turrito. Contact him at .
Colleen is passionately focused on businesses, their strategic thinking and marketing processes using the scientific study of NeuroMarketing..
Craig Johnston is the marketing manager at Seidor Bluekey and has been in the marketing industry for almost a decade. With vast experience in marketing strategy and campaign execution, he has developed a solid foundation in both traditional and digital marketing..
Craig is blessed with a beautiful wife and two beautiful and intelligent daughters, who by his own admission have their mother's genes. For the past six and a half years, Craig has been the go-to guy for all things Out of Home at The MediaShop, a platform he is very passionate about.
Sconetent is a digital agency that looks to partner with the best possible clients to aid them in developing a strategic message that is delivered to the correct audience at the right time..
Dali Tembo is a leading strategic mind canvassing how globalisation is affecting Africa's youth. Having completed his undergrad in organisational psychology, business management and public management, Dali went on to study a post-grad honours in marketing and an MBA specialising in emerging markets from the University of Liverpool....
Damon is regional chief creative officer for DDB in New Zealand and Australia. Before that, ECD at Saatchi and Saatchi Australia, before that, group ECD of TBWA Hunt Lascaris and global ECD of Standard Bank.
Marketing Consultant at Rioks B2B Marketing Consultancy.
Danette Breitenbach was the editor and publisher of Advantage, the publication that served the marketing, media and advertising industry in southern Africa. Before her editorship, she was deputy-editor as well as freelancing for over a year on the publication before that.
As a freelance film and theatre journalist for more than 30 years, published playwright and creator of the independent training initiative The Writing Studio, Daniel Dercksen has been a contributor for Lifestyle since 2012. Visit www.writingstudio.co.za.
Daniella Shapiro is Founder and CEO of DaniellaShapiro.com, a consulting company on the front lines of marketing, social media and branding strategies. Daniella recently launched the Oolala Collection Club, an e-commerce proudly South African, unisex, cutting-edge skincare and lifestyle brand.
David Limbert heads up the creative services department at Magnetic Storm and has a solid background in theatre. Following his studies at the Guildford School of Acting and qualifying as a stage manager, he cemented his reputation for excellence in the UK theatre world and worked at the Rep Theatre, the London City Ballet, and the world-famous, West End theatres..
Re-positioned Mediaweb as SA's leading brand journalism agency. News distribution and content marketing fanatic..
Derek runs ACME, South Africa's network for independent publishers and consults to established companies in optimising their digital businesses. He would like to see a healthy media ecosystem where media, brands and advertisers can thrive; where foreign and corporate control of our digital media is limited; where free speech allows us to build the society we believe in; and the introduction of a new ethic that will portray our industry as one of virtue and value..
Having worked at the 'Big Three' advertising agencies in SA and proving her creative mettle abroad, Desirée has won multiple local and international awards for her work - including Cannes Lions and Clios. She believes in the importance of craftsmanship - that it's not in the designing, but in the redesigning.
Devin Ross is a Senior Strategist at Arc (Publicis Groupe Africa), Publicis Groupe's international shopper marketing agency. He has over 6 years of experience in strategy and is passionate about how technology and data intertwine with creative and marketing..
Devon Meerholz is Chief Creative Officer at IMImobile, a global software and solutions group with a presence in over 60 countries worldwide. Devon's unique approach to creativity is put to good use at IMImobile's Johannesburg office.
Managing Partner at Hello Conversations_.
Dominique Pienaar is the CEO at DUO Marketing + Communications, a specialist PR, digital and marketing agency servicing B2B technology companies in sub-Saharan Africa (South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya)..
Dorine Reinstein is corporate division leader for Big Ambitions. She is a seasoned travel writer and editor, who is passionate about corporate and retail travel.
|Dr Andrew Golding|
Dr Andrew Golding, chief executive of the Pam Golding Property group, was originally in private practice as a General Practitioner on the Atlantic Seaboard from 1991 to 1996, after which he joined the family business as MD in 1996, followed by his present position..
|Dr Hennie Ras|
Dr Hennie Ras is the in traceability and operations visibility at Fractal Traceability..
Eben has over 20 years retail, pharma & FMCG experience in South Africa. He understands consumer & shopper behaviour patterns, and is an expert in CE.
Head of New Business Development at New Telco SA.
Elaine Jack is City Improvement District (CID) manager of Sandton Central Management District..
Elizma Nolte is Head of Business Marketing for Sub-Saharan Africa. She is passionate about media, technology and Africa - and finding ways to connect the three for positive change.
Prior to joining Ogilvy South Africa in April 2018, Elouise Kelly worked at some of the most prominent companies locally and abroad. As a Branding, Communication and Business Strategist, she revamped content for channels, launched brands, handled budgets of up R250 million, led various teams and successfully increased companies bottom-line in accordance with their objectives, including TopTV, MTV Networks Africa (Viacom), MTN Irancell, M-Net and brands within the SABC stable..
Enver Duminy is the CEO at Cape Town Tourism.
Ernst Wittmann is Global Account Director MEA & Country Manager - Southern Africa, at TCL Communications.
Estelle Nagel is Head of Communications at Gumtree and works with dynamic teams in top agencies, as well as the larger internal eBay team..
Esti Kilian is head of business development and marketing at Itec South Africa. She is a seasoned senior marketing executive, leader and strategist, with expertise in B2B, Channel and B2C marketing..
Eugene graduated from the University of Cape Town with distinctions in financial accounting and classical piano. He then spent over two-and-half years working in branding and communications at two of South Africa's top market research companies.
Evan-Lee Courie is Group Editor at Bizcommunity.com..
Microsoft global engagement lead for collaboration. Farren is also a divisional director for the Schools Division of the Advtech group appointed for his expertise on innovation and technology. Farren has his roots in technology and applications, having formerly founded his own businesses, run a dynamic internet service provider and taken to market Apps which have topped the South African App stores..
Federico Dedeau is the Business Development Lead for EMEA at indaHash, a global technology platform that connects more than 589,000 social media influencers with a combined reach of one and a half billion followers to brands around the world. An industry veteran with more than 18 years experience in marketing and advertising and has held positions at some of the leading advertising and media agencies in SA.
Feroz Koor is the Group Head of Sustainability at Woolworths..
|Francois van Dyk|
Francois van Dyk, heads up Operations at Ornico, the Brand Intelligence research company. He is part of the management team that has seen Ornico expand across Africa, currently with data resources in 14 countries and employing more than 100 media enthusiasts.
Having joined the advertising industry in 2005, Gareth quickly made a name for himself in the industry. As a newbie he was invited to guest lecturer at the AAA during 2006 and 2008, providing unique insights into his first impressions of the workplace.
business athlete // engagement architect // innovator I am passionate about building brands that make a positive difference to people's lives, while delivering business results through a clear and inspiring strategy. Contact Gareth at www.unleashacademy.co.za or garethmarshall.co.za..
Garth Williams works at the Technology Innovation Agency, an initiative of the Department of Science and Technology. He is a member of the Department of Science and Technology's FIR National System of Innovation Coordinating Committee..
MD of Master Data Management He is passionate about Information Communication Technology (ICT) and more specifically data quality, data management and data governance..
Reamogetse Motsepe, better known as Gee. Gee's career spanned across the scenes of traditional and digital playgrounds of the public relations industry.
As the General Manager of ADreach, Genevieve oversees the sales, marketing and operations of one of the largest outdoor media businesses in South Africa. Her broad range of responsibilities stretch from developing new business, managing capex for projects, optimising the use of assets to the developing of people and managing of teams.
Gerhard Hope is the head of content at NGAGE -The Agency for Industry..
Glenn Gillis is the managing director of Sea Monster Entertainment, one of South Africa's pre-eminent animation, gaming and augmented reality companies. He has a Business Science degree from UCT and has been an entrepreneur, hired gun, and consultant with growing, knowledge-intensive businesses around the world for over 25 years..
|Glenn van Eck|
Glenn is a true entrepreneur. From the age of 16, he has been involved with Magnetic Storm, initially by assisting his brother with the setting up and de-rigging of AV equipment and thereafter maintenance of equipment; and at 25 years of age Glenn purchased Magnetic Storm.
Godfrey Parkin, CEO of Britefire (www.britefire.com), is an internationally renowned consultant and author in digital business strategy, social computing and online marketing. He has founded innovation-led companies in Zurich, London and Washington DC.
|Graham van der Merwe|
Graham van der Merwe is the Marketing Manager at Outdoorphoto, the largest photographic retailer in South Africa, serving the local market with expert advice and quality service..
Grant Lapping is Managing Director at DataCore Media, which helps organisations to drive better results from their digital marketing investments by unlocking the full potential of campaign performance data. DataCore Media services include digital media strategy, buying and planning across all digital, social media and mobile platforms as well as the implementation and management of the technology organisations need to effectively track and optimise their campaigns..
Greg Chen is the CEO and co-founder of Mobiz. He has a long history in the South African mobile space and is passionate about the role technology can play in engaging the country's people across the spectrum..
Howard Feldman is one of SA's leading entrepreneurs. His experience is global and extensive, spanning more than 20 years of working as a businessman, philanthropist and social commentator.
Ian is the Product Executive: Customer Engagement at Innervation PAN African Payment Solutions. He has over 15 years experience in the integration and operation of large range Value Added Services and Payments into various tiers and verticals within retail.
Marketing and communication strategist/scholar.
Irina Herf is the General Manager of DCMN South Africa. When the office opened in 2017, she brought 15 years' experience in media agencies (independent and performance driven) as well as in a fashion start-up.
Jacques Bentley began his career with a 13-year-long stint in the retail industry, where he refined his management expertise at Hi-Fi Corporation and Bakos Brothers. In 2012, he decided to make the shift from retail to wholesale and tested out the waters as a sales manager at AV Specialists..
|Jacques du Bruyn|
Jacques Du Bruyn is the Managing Director of Flume, a full-service Digital & PR Marketing Agency based in Johannesburg and Cape Town. He is a UJ and Vega School graduate with an honours degree in Brand Strategy..
Driving solutions from Strategy to Results. High Performance Quality Projects Striving for Excellence.
Maposa is the founder and managing director of Birguid, a research and advisory company. Maposa has 15 years work experience, mostly spent in research and strategy consulting.
Jameson Hlongwane is the Deputy Managing Director at the VWV Group South Africa, a multi-award winning experiential communications agency. Beyond his technical abilities and know-how within experiential marketing, Jameson has been instrumental to the company's success due to his ability to manage large dynamic teams from different cultures and adapt to rapidly changing times..
Named by CEO publication as SA's most influential government businesswoman in the SME sector in 2012, she's big on vision, strategy and effective communication. Start with a successful business strategy and executive coaching consultancy to leading national brands...
Digital Media Strategist at The MediaShop.
If Jay could ride his F800GS adventure motorbike every day for the rest of his days on planet earth, he would. He is a serious biker and adventurist.
Jedd has been in the media industry for 19 years and worked within media agencies and creative agencies like OMD, JWT and Joe Public. He has been lucky enough to work on some fantastic brands like Nissan, Ford, Siemens, Smart Car, Clover, MTN, Absa, Coca Cola and Famous Brands, to name a few..
With a curious mind and a love for travel and tourism, Jenna Berndt has over nine years' marketing experience in the travel industry. She is currently a brand owner for leisure travel brands at Big Ambitions, a specialist Cape Town-based travel content marketing consultancy.
Jennifer Stein lives and breathes PR. With over 25 years in the industry she has extensive corporate and consumer PR experience across a number of sectors including automotive, IT, fast moving consumer goods, pharmaceutical, property, luxury brands and various services industries.
Jennilee Peremore-Oliver is a Communications Consultant, and Owner/CEO or Jenniemore (Pty) Ltd, a Communications Consultancy based in East London, South Africa. She has a Master's Degree in Applied Media, a Bachelor's Degree in Media, Communication and Culture, and a professional certificate in Management from the Nelson Mandela University Business School.
Director at AccuraCast.
Jessica Barrella is passionate about helping other small businesses and entrepreneurs reach the next level with solid marketing..
Jessica is an experienced digital strategist having worked across multiple brands within FMCG, Banking and Parastatal sectors. Jessica has a keen interest in technology and human behaviour and more notably, understanding how the two things influence each other..
Jess is Marketing & Media Editor at Bizcommunity.com. She is also a contributing writer.
JG Bezuidenhout, Digital Marketing Aficionado and COO of Bastion & Flowe (https://www.bastionflowe.com), a digital advertising technology company focused on delivering measurable results..
Jim Holland is Country Manager at Lenovo Data Center Group Southern Africa.
Joanna is MD of Ogilvy Public Relations South Africa (http://ogilvy.co.za/about-us/ogilvy-pr/). She started her career at Microsoft SA before going on to London, where she worked at Schroders Investment Management.
Johan Botes is Head of the Employment Practice for Baker McKenzie in Johannesburg. He has a Master's Degree in Labour Law, and regularly appears in the CCMA, Bargaining Councils, Labour Court and High Court.
With over 20 years' experience in digital marketing, Johan Walters specialises in helping brands harness the full potential of the digital solutions..
Johanna McDowell counsels clients and agencies around expectations in the advertising, marketing process. She is CEO of the Independent Agency Search and Selection Company (IAS) and managing partner for SCOPEN in the UK and South Africa.
John is MD of HeadSpace Neuromarketing and is an experienced marketer with over 15 years in the marketing and advertising industry. As well as having worked in marketing research, he has headed the marketing divisions of two blue-chip global brands in South Africa and has developed strategy for several well-known brands.
Johnny's role at TowerStone is to define clients' brand promise and find ways of helping leaders engage with employees in such a way that they are committed brand ambassadors..
Head of Digital for HKLM Group and a semi-active blogger trying to learn as much as I can and educate as I go along....
Josephine Wawira is a consultant in communication and public relations with over six years of progressive writing and broadcast experience. She is currently a writer for Africa's online hotel booking portal, Jumia Travel, focusing in the areas of travel, tourism, and hospitality as it relates to Africa..
Joy-Marie Lawrence is the Group Executive for the Western Cape at EOH Holdings Limited. Joy-Marie was appointed to the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) Board of Advisors effective 1 July 2018.
Juanita Pienaar is an editorial assistant for the Marketing & Media news portal at Bizcommunity.com and is also a contributing writer..
Julian Thomas is a Solution Architect and Development Manager, specialising in the delivery of solutions within Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, Master Data Management and Data Quality Control. He also wears a Strategic hat and is able to assist clients with the creation of business strategies and roadmaps for the implementation of BI Competency Centres and Information Management Solutions respectively..
Kalliebree has several years' experience in implementing digital campaigns that align and achieve the key objectives of a brand. Before joining Joe Public Connect as Head of Social, she was the Head of Digital at Meropa Communications.
Kamo Mogashoa is the creative director at Idea Hive..
Kate Mollett is the regional manager for Africa at Veeam. Mollett has experience in working in both the vendor and partner ecosystems and is tasked with driving Veeam solutions to the next level in a hyper-available landscape..
Kea is a Programmatic Specialist Hoorah Digital. She has a demonstrated history of working in the media and advertising industry.
I have a strong base in marketing and I believe in focused strategies that bring brands to their relevant audiences. Audiences are not broad and undefined as in the past, we are now in the future.
Putting productions of every shape and size together for over 20 years. Now CEO of TheSquad Creative Events and on a mission! Creating brilliantly planned, well executed and bodacious event experiences.
Kerry Hayes is the Editor of Tourism Update, a tourism news publication reporting on tourism-related news across southern and East Africa. She has worked in the publishing industry for over a decade, with editorial experience in the décor and design, food and wine, motoring, marketing and social media, and travel and tourism industries.
Kirsty Dugmore is the chief growth officer at SugaSpice..
Kirsty Sharman is the Founder and CEO of Aerialscoop, the leading tool for driving growth through data-driven insights. Besides being an entrepreneurial powerhouse, she acts as a growth marketer, product builder and was listed in M&G as one of 200 Young South Africans to watch.
Dr Konanani Liphadzi is the CEO of Fruit SA, a non-profit organisation that represents the voice of SA's fresh fruit industry..
Kyle Rolfe is the brand engineer and founder of creative consultancy, Idea Power..
Kyle has 10 years' experience in events, marketing and social media and brings passion and enthusiasm to all projects he works on, with an array of experience working with people he thrives on tight deadlines and making the impossible possible. With a key focus on social media advertising and customer engagement, he is able to develop, implement and execute digital campaigns that deliver success..
Lara Utian-Preston is a passionately committed communications expert and strategist with a focus on promoting African content and events. Two decades of working across Africa have provided her with insights and experience that she puts to work for the projects she manages.
Retail editor and lifestyle contributor at Bizcommunity.com. Cape Town apologist.
Leago is an intermediate - level public relations and communications consultant with over two years' working experience in the media industry. Currently a P.R Account Executive at Glasshouse Communication Management, Leago specialises in media relations, content development, event public relations and support of crisis communications..
Lee Naik is the CEO of TransUnion Africa..
Leigh Andrews (@leigh_andrews) AKA the #MilkshakeQueen, is Editor-in-Chief: Marketing & Media at Bizcommunity.com, with a passion for issues of diversity, inclusion and equality. She's also on the Women in Marketing: Africa advisory panel, and can be reached at ....
Leigh Dawber is marketing executive at Cape Town Tourism..
|Leo Van De Polder|
Leo Van De Polder is the Global Development Director at Shop! Association..
Lerato Senne is currently an insights strategist at The MediaShop..
Lesley Squires is a market intelligence specialist at the Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda)..
Lester Philander is a Junior Achievement South Africa alumnus, having taken part in an entrepreneurial development programme while he was in high school, where the idea for his now successful business, Essential Candles, was born. Essential Candles manufactures branded candles for restaurants, hotels, corporates and wedding boutiques across South Africa..
Liesl Simpson is the MD at Evolution PR..
Linda has over 20 years' experience in the UK Tech and gaming industry and has a strong vision of what success looks like delivering rich Marketing campaigns for commercial success..
Lindie Stroebel is the General Manager for the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) in Southern Africa. The PMA is the leading trade association representing companies from every segment of the global produce and floral supply chain.
A journalist and editorial specialist in content development across print, online and radio platforms with a particular passion for entrepreneurship and SMME's. Director and co-founder of a "for purpose" business that launches entrepreneurial kids..
Lisa Steingold is a marketer, wannabe cyclist and author of Cut the Crap; the Power of Authenticity for Brands..
|Livhuwani Clementine Mukhondo|
I was named Livhuwani by my parents, which means 'give thanks'. It is an expression of gratitude and I have found it to be the prominent theme in my life. I love writing and expressing my thoughts and feelings on paper.
|Llewellyn le Hané|
Managing Director at Green Enterprise Solutions.
Digital Strategist at The MediaShop..
|Louisa Douwes Dekker|
Louisa Douwes Dekker is a content specialist at Comoonicate Consulting. She is passionate about the power of content marketing and helping brands use the channel to make digital magic!.
Hunt PR founder and director, Louise Hunt, has been in entrenched in the world of PR for over 20 years. Her experience in the field is fast gaining her a reputation as a thought leader and pacemaker..
Louise Marsland is currently Africa Editor: Bizcommunity.com; a Content Strategist and Trainer; and Trend Curator for Bizcommunity.com and her own TRENDAFRiCA.co.za. She has been writing about the media, marketing and advertising communications industry in South Africa for over 20 years, notably, as the previous Editor of Bizcommunity.com Media & Marketing; Editor-in-Chief AdVantage magazine; Editor Marketing Mix magazine; Editor Progressive Retailing magazine; Editor Business Brief magazine and Editor FMCG Files ezine..
Louise Robinson is Sales Director at CG Consulting and Database360.
Lungile Mayindi is a seasoned expert in advertising and production with over 10 years of experience in film and TV and advertising industries..
Lwazi Piti is a PR ICT and B2B consultant with just over three years experience. He started off doing consumer PR and Communication, consulting for a broad spectrum of clients.
South African magazine veteran Lynette Botha freelances as an editor and writer for both local and international magazines. She has freelanced extensively over the years for a range of titles both in South Africa and abroad. While she is comfortable writing about any topic, her expertise lies in travel, beauty and wellness and first-person columns..
With over 15 years of experience in the tech, digital marketing and mobile solutions space, Hundermark co-founded specialist mobile solutions consultancy Useful & Beautiful. With a passion for developing mobile products that are aligned to business goals, Hundermark's appetite for keeping abreast of the latest industry trends is fast establishing her as an expert tech commentator and opinion leader in South Africa.
Erasmus is Managing Director of the Cape Town-based strategic communications, marketing, project management and public relations consultancy HWB Communications Pty Ltd. It is affiliated to the Public Relations Global Network, an international network of 50 Public Relations firms.
I'm a creative and hardworking young woman, focused on growing professionally. I have proven success with implementation of marketing strategies and the creation and execution of event activations, marketing and PR campaigns..
Manqoba Zondi (aka Que) is a Senior Copywriter at Jupiter Drawing Room. Previously, Que worked as a Mid-weight writer for Ninety9cents communication.
Founder & Director at The Student Village..
CEO at Colony HQ.
People fascinate me! Insights into what makes them tick, what they do with their time, where they go, what they do - this intrigues me. I thrive on coupling those consumer insights and a client's business challenges.
Marian Salzman-known as one of the world's top five trendspotters - has a communications career that has spanned more than three decades, across multiple industries and the globe. She now heads up comms - , owned and paid - at Philip Morris International (PMI) as it embarks on its transformation to a smoke-free landscape....
Independent Marketing & PR Consultant | Freelance Writer | Social Media Manager | Just call me 'eM'.
Having been in the industry for over 15 years, I have also built and managed award-winning teams and have been lucky enough to work with some of the best people in the industry. I am excited about the future of digital and to continuing my work in this exciting medium..
Mark Schech is the executive for Africa at Innervation PAN African Payment Solutions..
Mark started his digital career in 1997, navigating the likes of Netscape and Mosaic. Part of a small group of digital entrepreneurs in South Africa, he went on to start his first agency in 1999.
Enthusiastic UCT graduate with a passion for fashion, film and words..
|Martin Jansen van Vuuren|
Martin Jansen van Vuuren is co-founder and director of I and M Futureneer Advisors Pty Ltd. He is a number cruncher, provider of market intelligence, strategist, economist, futureneer and advisor..
Co-owner at Triple M Entertainment, founder Music Exchange, manager Sipho Hotstix Mabuse.
|Martin Tvede Larsen|
Martin Tvede Larsen is from Denmark travelling through Africa with his wife, Erika, from the Philippines; and the co-founders of While in Africa - a blog promoting Africa as a destination to the international market..
Mary-Clare Tomes is the owner and managing director of TVinaCard Video Brochures, South Africa's leading creator of video brochures. We can offer advice and guidance on how to integrate video brochures into your campaigns..
Marylee Townshend is currently the Learning and Development Director at IRI. Marylee has a strong track record with over 24 years of experience in both marketing research and education.
Matt has a strong media background centred around digital media strategy. At VML South Africa, Matthew looks after the media, social media and data departments ensuring clients' properties, brands and experiences reach engaged audiences with measurable success.
Outreach Manager at Digital Third Coast.
Meagan is a fashion designer, stylist, writer and public speaker. She owns a small clothing business called Calista Clothing and enjoys using her knowledge to empower women..
Michael Baretta is an experienced creative thinker who is deeply committed to changing the world for the better through innovative marketing and communications. Baretta is the founder of [dot]GOOD, South Africa's first and foremost for-good marketing agency..
Michael Gullan is the Managing Director and founder of Gullan&Gullan Advertising. He has more than two decades experience at creating value for brands on client accounts from food and beverage, to cosmetics, mail order, medical, publishing and financial services.
I play a dual role at The Jupiter Drawing Room Cape Town where I drive the existing and new business for the agency, as well as develop brand and communications strategies for our clients such as Burger King SA, Lewis Group, Sasko Bread and Flour, Virgin Group, and KWV Wines..
Since 2000, Mike's career has seen him working with agencies in London, Los Angeles, Cape Town, Johannesburg and Dublin....
Michael is the CEO of Imaginatrix.mobi. He has over 23 years' experience in the ICT industry, has worked in multiple mobile network operators across Africa. These include Econet Wireless and Vodacom South Africa where he was instrumental in establishing the mobile advertising division.
Mike Silver is the founder of Elevator, a brand experience agency now part of the Smollan Group. Mike has been working in the below-the-line and brand experience arena since 2000.
Mikhaila Hunter is a contributing writer for Bizcommunity..
Minnie-lee Tagwirei is a Public Relations Strategist, Author and Founder of Minnie-lee Media World Pty Ltd a Public Relations Communications company based in Cape Town..
Mongezi Mtati founded WordStart to help companies generate buzz around their products and services among South African influencers. He is passionate about helping brands to connect the dots from social media, digital data and human interactions outside the web. Mtati is also digital analyst, a speaker and a contributor on some of South Africa's leading platforms..
Professor at Department of Marketing Management University of J.
Natalia Rosa is the director of Big Ambitions, a specialist Cape Town-based travel content marketing consultancy. Rosa is a passionate follower of online marketing, social media, retail travel, inbound tourism and publishing..
With a career in data analytics, CRM marketing and customer growth and retention that spans nearly two decades and two continents and multiple industries, Natalie is at the forefront of commercially driven customer strategy and marketing through the intelligent use of data. She is highly skilled at using relevant insights to engage with customers, across multiple channels..
Natasha Fourie is the head of marketing intelligence and insights of DCMN South Africa. For more information about the services offered by DCMN's Insights team, please click here or send an email to ..
An experienced strategist, trainer and customer experience improvement specialist, Nathalie has more than 25 years of experience in the customer service industry..
Neil is a co-founder and Director of Growth Marketing at Hoorah Digital. He believes that solving problems starts with digging into the data.
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Neo Rantele Kuaho is the founder & CEO of YDIDI (Youth Development through Investigation & Dissemination of Information)..
Nicci Botha has been wordsmithing for more than 20 years, covering just about every subject under the sun and then some. She's strung together words on sustainable development, maritime matters, mining, marketing, medical, lifestyle...
Nick Grubb is the Chief Executive of Radio at Kagiso Media. He is a leader, innovator, and entrepreneur with an extensive radio and digital background.
Ayuk is founder and CEO of Centurion Law Group and the executive chair of the Africa Energy Chamber of Commerce (AEC)..
Communication and Marketing at Local Government sector.
With a proven track record in business management and finance, Oz Desai heads up Flight Centre Travel Group's dynamic Corporate Traveller brand in South Africa. Having worked in a retail travel, management and finance environment within the Flight Centre group, Desai's first-hand experience brings great depth to the role of positioning Corporate Traveller as the preferred provider of travel solutions to corporate South Africa..
Junior Reseacher at Birguid.
Paula is the IAB SA CEO, with a 20-year career commencing in brand marketing at Speedo, then marketing at Touchline Media, joining digital agency Gloo in its first year of inception, going on to become MD of the CT office, and then MD of the integrated business, Gloo@Ogilvy post the merger with Ogilvy in 2015..
With over 20 years' experience helping leading organisations overcome various business challenges, Paula understands the challenges that companies face in delivering a consistent brand experience and the impact this has on their bottom line. An analytical thinker that strives to solve business problems with innovative solutions, Paula believes that technology plays a major role in solving critical business and branding challenges.
Peter Khoury is the CCO of TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris Johannesburg and intends on taking South Africa's most iconic agency to new heights. Khoury has dabbled in the movie business as a creative and marketing consultant on the local film Stone Cold Jane Austen, as well as the DStv series Ayeye....
Peter Oberem is the founder and CEO of Afrivet; a veterinarian, an avid game rancher, member of the South African Veterinary Council, and the past-president of both Wildlife Ranching South Africa and AVCASA/SAAHA..
Peter Setou is the Chief Executive of the Vumelana Advisory Fund (Vumelana), a non-profit organisation that helps beneficiaries of the land reform programme to develop their land in an effective and sustainable way..
Pieter Engelbrecht is the business unit manager at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard enterprise company..
Pieter Geyser is a Google Certified Partner and "m"Ad Man for Search, Display and Shopping. He utilises his experience and resources in Marketing to develop unique concepts..
CEO and founder of theSALT, (a Nfinity Media company) a micro influencer marketing platform..
Pine Pienaar is the Managing Director of Afiswitch, a role he stepped into in 2008, with the purpose of further entrenching his decades worth of biometric and AFIS experience into Afiswitch's service offering to the market..
Courtesy of over 21 years of successful experience in the media, PR and marketing industry, Prinella Pillay is a seasoned PR and Communications specialist. Priding herself in mapping innovative communication programmes and delivering results-driven brand messaging and development, she has effectively contributed to leading blue chip corporates within the FMCG, Retail, Motoring and Finance industries..
Owner at 5:25 Productions specialising in video production and post-production including editing, motion graphics, sound and original music. Other services include digital conversions, DVD and Blu-Ray authoring..
With a strong foundation in traditional public relations, Rachel is an entrepreneur excited about the future of communications and advertising, specifically in response to the evolving consumer psyche. Passionate about creative and meaningful campaign work, and preserving the true craft of journalism..
Rachel Thompson is the Insights Director at GfK South Africa. She has 16 years of experience in market research, working first for Research International and then moving to GfK South Africa in 2009.
As Chief Executive Officer of the Creative Class Group, Rana Florida manages new business development, marketing, consulting, research and global operations serving such diverse clients as BMW, Converse, IBM, Cirque du Soleil, Audi, Zappos, and Starwood Hotels - to name just a few..
Rebone Masemola is the founder of a digital Feminist platform called the WokeProject, she's a Marketer, and writer who advocates for equality and fair representation. She's a TEDx Speaker who currently works as a Digital Marketing Manager for an international TV Network..
Refilwe Maluleke is the Managing Director at Yellowwood..
Refilwe Monyai, Account Manager at Orange Ink..
Rilind is an experienced a Digital Marketing Specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the marketing and advertising industry. Rilind possesses a strong entrepreneurial mindset and has devoted his career to enhancing the sphere of digital marketing.
Rirhandzu Shingwenyana is a BA Communication Studies graduate from the University of Limpopo. As well as certified Brand and Marketing.
Robert runs the PR training company, www.robertgentle.com. He has some 25 years of experience in financial journalism, public relations and training.
Editor at Bizcommunity..
Robyn Cooke is head of e-commerce at TFG. She has worked as a marketing leader in the technology and internet field for over 20 years for some of the globe's largest companies based out of London.
Robyn Smith is the founder of South Africa's leading ethical retailer, Faithful to Nature. Passionate about showing others that businesses can still be profitable and ethical, Robyn is inspiring and advising more and more key players in the market on creating sustainable success..
Ronelle Bester, MD of Red Ribbon Communications, started her career in technology at Dimension Data as marketing manager of the Western Cape. She has a BTech degree in public relations from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and has lectured in public relations at both the University of South Africa and Varsity College.
Rosalind Davey is a partner at corporate law firm Bowmans and obtained BA and LLB degrees from the University of Natal and was admitted as an attorney in 2002..
Executive Head at Striata Marketing Solutions.
A seasoned marketing and communications specialist, Russell Jarvis started his own consultancy in 2017 after eight years at online travel and FinTech companies. He is based in Cape Town..
Ruth is the production manager at Bizcommunity, as well as a editor of the Lifestyle section. .
Sarah is the CEO of MullenLowe South Africa. What she has learned about both knowledge and approach has put her in good stead when taking the MullenLowe challenger attitude into the market.
Sharmila Ragunanan is a hospitality expert and group marketing manager for Dream Hotels & Resorts.
Sheida is a research manager for social media platform, Facebook, who is focused on consumer research and insights; enriching data with story and ennobling story with data..
Sheila Afari, managing director at Sheila Afari Public Relations, is a multi-award-winning entrepreneur and has serviced clients in territories such as the UK, New York, Los Angeles, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Botswana, Mozambique, Cameroon, Zimbabwe and South Africa..
Sheila McGillivray's knowledge of the advertising industry spans four decades. Sheila's energy, enthusiasm and passion for her work has grown with every new position and challenge.
Shereesa is a passionate writer who often delves into the world of social media, online trends and all things photography. She is also a journalism graduate of Rhodes University and can be found frequenting YouTube and Instagram.
Sherry Zameer is Vice President IoT at Gemalto..
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Silvia De Jager is the development sector consultant at Evolve and Lisa Illingworth is the CEO of Futureproof SA..
Chief Technology Advisor at SAP Africa.
Major Channel Account Manager at F5 Networks.
Sindy Peters (@sindylp) is managing editor at Bizcommunity.com. She can be reached at ..
For this multi-nationally anchored citizen, strategist and brand building expert, creative problem solving is her raison d'etre..
Smith Willas is a freelance writer, blogger, and digital media journalist. He has a management degree in Supply Chain & Operations Management and Marketing and boasts a wide-ranging background in digital media..
Head of Client Services at Stratitude.
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SJC Creative specialises in industrial and business media relations. We offer a full publicity service.
Sugeshni Subroyen brings more than 18 years of experience in marketing and communication disruption to her role as head of marketing for the Mint Group of Companies and also serves as a director for Mint Inland..
Sylvia Schutte is the MD of Stratitude..
Founder and proprietor of Pace Digital, Talitha Spykerman has been active in the marketing industry for many years. She was Marketing Manager for 6 leading travel brands in South Africa and Head of Sales & Marketing for Hard Rock Cafe Johannesburg, where she developed her passion for and cut her teeth on creating successful integrated marketing campaigns..
Ice Cube Marketing is a Google Partner digital marketing agency that specialises in creating persuasive ad copies that converts traffic into customers for its clients. Using data-driven approach, we help our clients achieve positive ROI from their ad campaigns.
Teresa Richardson is the Managing Director of The Travel Corporation (TTC) SA, a Group of Companies which include Trafalgar, Cost Saver, Insight Vacations, Luxury Gold, Contiki, Uniworld Boutique River Cruises, U by Uniworld as well as the brand, Busabout introduced to South Africa by Teresa..
Adding more zeros and heroes to brand value. Brand Turn Around and Brand Positioning specialists.
Tiffany Markman is a highly opinionated copywriter, writing trainer and speaker who has worked for over 350 clients worldwide over the last 15 years. She hates misplaced apostrophes, old-fashioned business writing and the word 'revert'.
Author of 'The Anxious Entrepreneur,' 'Township Biz Fastrack' and 2 other business books. Creator of EBC Business Model and Business Me Young.
Tim Smith is the managing partner of HVS Cape Town, a consulting firm specialising in providing services to the hospitality industry. He is responsible for work carried out throughout Africa.
I am particularly fond of fantasy, science fiction, mystery, and thrillers, in no particular order. There is also a special place in my heart for stories about loyalty, and those that revolve around history, peace, and reconciliation.
Co-founder @DisruptAfrica. Tech and business journalist in Africa.
Tony Clarke is the MD of the Rawson Property Group..
Tony Spong is the managing partner at AAR Group UK (Strategic Partners to the Independent Agency Search & Selection Company)..
Topaz heads up Marketing and Communications at Popimedia and is responsible for ensuring ROI on marketing spend. She takes care of digital, comms, PR, client retention and inbound marketing.
Tseliso Rangaka is the Executive Creative Director of Ogilvy Cape Town. He performs a key creative leadership role across multiple global brands within the Ogilvy South Africa Group, including Volkswagen, Audi, ABINBEV, KFC, Coca-Cola and Mondelez....
Uzoma is a copywriter and marketing strategist with Tequila, one of Nigeria's leading marketing communications agencies. He has over six years experience in advertising and has worked on brands such as Cadbury, Visa, Heineken and Total.
South African innovator, data scientist and CEO of Canadian machine learning company: Xineoh..
Vicky joined AAR in 2007 and leads all of AAR's relationship and working practices consultancy and training programmes..
Vishal is the CTO at In2IT Technologies and is responsible for creating and building up our portfolio of innovative services and solutions with a view to serve customised offerings to each client. He has also used his extensive experience in driving process improvements, collaborating on program design, implementing talent management strategy and workforce planning into driving measurable business outcomes. Tel: 011 054 6900 Email: .
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Walter van der Merwe is the CEO at Fedgroup Life..
Wandile Sihlobo is an agricultural economist and head of agribusiness research at the Agricultural Business Chamber (Agbiz) in South Africa. He is a columnist for Business Day and Farmers Weekly magazine..
With solid experience in the industry, Wayne Flemming is a business visionary and IMC content creator who describes himself as a "marketing fanatic". His bold thinking is supported by his strong strategy and leadership skills, and he is also a storyteller at heart.
Wynand Smit is CEO at INOVO, a leading contact centre business solutions provider..
Yatish Narsi is the chief experience officer at Grid Worldwide..
Born in Ghana, Yaw Dwomoh is the Managing Director of Idea Hive, a specialist Brand Storytelling company based in Johannesburg that enables medium-to-large brands to craft their brand stories in a way that is authentic, connecting with customers in a way that captures their hearts and their purchasing power..
Digital Media Manager at The MediaShop..
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Zoe van der Vyver from RevelAfrica. Revel Africa is all about creating authentic, innovative, and memorable events.
With a rich history and culture, Zubeida had an impressive repertoire, spanning over many years at industry giants, before starting and then dominating with her own company BrandTruth. BrandTruth incorporates multiple levels of marketing including but not limited to consulting, social media, story-telling and full content creation.